Skip to comments.Serbia "already decided" against joining EU
Posted on 10/17/2012 3:24:43 PM PDT by kronos77
BELGRADE -- Serbia has already decided not to join the EU, and that brings with it "certain consequences for the economy", claims economist Vladimir Gligorov.
Vladimir Gligorov (B92)
"This road can be chosen, but it all depends on you strategy. If the goal is to have investments in the industry sector then that can only be done by industrialized nations."
"It's one thing to sign a gas contract with Russia, but if you wish to manufacture cars then you need someone who knows how to do that, and those are the countries from western Europe," Gligorov, who teaches at the Vienna-based Institute for Economic Studies, told B92 in Belgrade on Wednesday.
Asked what Serbia stood to lose if it chose to no longer pursue its EU membership path, he replied by saying that "when the economic strategy is viewed, basic sources of growth are investments and exports":
"Then you have to wonder where those investments are coming from and to which markets the exports are going. The EU is above all an economic union, if you think that investments are coming from there and wish to increase exports to that market, and Serbia exports the most there, then the issue of arranging the relations with the EU is fairly important. Agriculture, infrastructure and energy cannot develop a country permanently. You must have the industrial idea. That's a comparative advantage if you have no oil."
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Why would ANY country or nation-state not now part of the EU, voluntarily want to step into that hornets’ nest?
I am sure that both France and Germany heartily regret their participation by now, as the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) feed at the trough, faster than those countries can replenish, and even France is getting in a few sly grabs snatching back from the flow of cash.
Did you know that there is a 100 years old Balkan proverb that says “To be in debt like Greece”? I’m not kidding. Its wide known...
A very wise decision IMHO..
Glory to Serbia for this great decision. Thank God they actually have a nationalist in power who loves his country and refuses to be bullied by those that recognize the fake country of Kosovo. I don’t care what Slick Willy says,the Serbs were right to defend their territory and today, it is still their territory.
As for the EU, why would ANY country want to join that pile of firewood? Who would want to burn like Greece? Why would they want to be lured into laziness and socialism by bureaucrats who cry about ‘fairness’? F(ck the EUSSR.
But monsieur, *I* LOVE zee EU, and I despise Israel. According to some freepers, this makes me "conservative by French standards" and they bemoaned my defeat at zee polls
This ‘economist’ that is quoted sounds like a real nut job
The EU is collapsing, and it would be stupid for Serbia to join. It would be like rowing out to the Titanic and hopping aboard
There are plenty of non-EU members which Serbia can trade with (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, non-EU former Eastern Bloc) who are not economic basket-cases like the EU currently is
Check Youtube for what Nigel Farage has to say about the European Union & its agenda.
Like I always said...they don’t “need no steenkin” EU.
God bless Free Serbia.